There was something also about a neighbor seeing a naked woman crawling through the backyard in the middle of the night.
I also read last night, on I think a British site (not sure) something about the women having had 5 miscarriages while held captive. This might just be sensationalism, as I didn't read it elsewhere. I honestly haven't dug that deeply yet.
I'm trying to get info past "the 911 operator was rude/uncaring and the cops were incompetent" and also desperately trying to get past the "God saved them", "these girls are heros", "we all thought these brothers were nice guys" shite.
I'd like to know (eventually, time will reveal) how these women survived. What strategies did they use to keep alive, and hopefully, somewhat sane during all this?
This could happen to anyone. It's happening right now, maybe in the house next door, or a block or 2 away.
Did these women have contact with each other, or were they kept mostly separate? I'd guess the latter.
It's said in early reports they were kept "tied up" Well, obviously not all the time. One of them had a child to look after, and no one could survive 10 plus years tied to a chair. The decubitus alone could kill them
Were there opportunities to escape not taken, and if so why? Was it because of loss of hope, fear, lack of a plan, any sort of plan?
This is a story of survival. How did you do it? How did you last? What would you tell to others to try if they were in this situation? What did you wish you tried? How did you deal with your captors? What made you pick this moment to escape? Did you connect a previous experience to this time, and know the moment was right?
Sitting here in the safety of my home, I'm trying to imagine what I'd do.
I'd maybe try to lull my captor into a feeling of complacency, like I was too devestated inside to try to escape. Let him/her get lax. Remain vigilant. Try to remember my captor is only human, and will make mistakes, opportunities for me. Judge the right opportunity, not a stupid one.
It's interesting how Berry had obviously come to feel her captors powers reached beyond where, to us in our safety, realize they had no power anymore.
While in someone elses home, with her and her child escaped, she was still saying "hurry up, before he comes back" The jig was up. Even if he did come back, find her gone, even with the 2 other women still inside, the game was over. Yet she must have thought he could come into someone elses home, in front of other people, with 911 on the phone and the police on their way, and take her back.
The lines were blurred.